Gibbs & Cox Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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RICHARD BIBEN
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  1. Refreshing work experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibbs & Cox full-time

    Pros

    For a company that was founded in the 1920's this company seems to be pushing hard to stay current with modern times. Lots of investments in technology and people with a sincere desire to pursue improvements in business culture and processes to keep the company growing.

    Cons

    Still needs to work on getting all areas to embrace change. There are a few small pockets of resistance to change.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the current course. You are doing a great job in looking for opportunities to improve, thanks for the willingness to invest.


  2. Really great professional senior staff members.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, various tasks, great group of senior staff.

    Cons

    Petty staff. Felt like I was swimming with the sharks. Had MANY terrible assistant and department managers

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with the staff.


  3. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Administration in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salaries, nice work environment, great people to work with, family oriented.

    Cons

    Needs more training opportunities and clear career path goals.

    Advice to Management

    Training opportunities and clear career path goals in order to grow and advance the current staff population.


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  5. Old school business with human values

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work for the most part as they are all government contracts. They do go through expansions and contractions, however, they keep the best people for decades. Great benefits Fair Salaries (more about this in the con) Steady leadership

    Cons

    Salaries are not amazing. But the work hours are not always tough, sometimes it's all hands on deck, but for the most part folks are out by 5pm.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees to make the right choices. Reward more. Educate more. Create career paths.


  6. Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Awesome Co Workers, The work we are doing is very interesting.

    Cons

    There have been a few layoffs lately. Usually the work comes back quickly, but it can be scary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees


  7. great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people, great company practises and great oppotunities

    Cons

    individual adjustments to people of higher positions

    Advice to Management

    listen to the lower level people


  8. Great History of Success and Work Atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marine Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Marine Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gibbs & Cox full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Employees take Pride in their work. The company competes in an interesting and unique Industry Managers have significant experience to draw on.

    Cons

    The work load can be cyclical depending on the contract. Need to provide more corporate training for employees so they can better understand their roles. Industry seems to be shifting toward defense contractors.


  9. Overall A good Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Gibbs & Cox has a good benefits package for full time employees. It seems like if you get hired on there is a work load looking out some way

    Cons

    The cost of living in Washington DC is pretty high. This is not their fault but to live in the area of the main office a 2 bedroom apartment is 1000 minimum


  10. Workplace Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    G&C is a great place to work. It has its ups and downs due to the high intensity deadlines set. You do have those weeks where you work 12 hours a day. However, you do get paid OT for your efforts. The company gives the employee many opportunities to get involved on several different types of projects which provides great experience for the employee.

    Cons

    My only problem with the company is that I do not see many opportunities to move up the ladder. I have been working here for a few years now and have even put in requests to get involved in upper management but my requests seem to have just been disregarded.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice.


  11. An interesting work experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working on Ships is a gratifying experince from laying the keel to seeing her in mission status. Managers are helpful and willing to teach. There is opportunity to travel internationaly and domestically but it is not necesarily required. Buisness looks good for the next couple of years and new and more interesting projects seem to be matriculating. Bonuses every year are based on company performance.

    Cons

    Smaller company not as much oportunity for growth. Salary growth is slow. Projects can be long and frustrating. There is no differentiation. Upper management can at times be a little dense. Trainging approval is difficult to acheive.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to provide goals to lower employees to work towards. Ships take a long time to design and build and work can become monotonous at times but with some kind of reward such as promotion based on performance, these times can be mitigated.



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